Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Review date: Nov. 8, 2021
Want some premium headphones and have money to spend? These over-the-ear headphones from Sennheiser fit the bill. They come with high quality sound, noise cancelling, what they call transparent hearing functionality (so you can hear the noise around you), and a Bluetooth connected app that lets you control it all on your phone. Unfortunately they also had a pretty big security oops back in 2018. Here's hoping Sennheiser learned their lesson from that.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
We love that Sennheiser doesn't collect any personal data on its users. And because they don’t collect any data on you, there is no personal data to share with third parties. Yay! What a novel idea!
They did have a security problem in 2018 when Sennheiser’s flawed Headsetup headphone software opened PCs and Macs to website spoofing, which isn't great, but was also fixed rather quickly. And, as always, if you use Google Assistant or Alexa with these headphones, that voice data is sent back to Google or Amazon.
All in all though, we don't think Sennheiser's headphones should scare you much at all.
Tips to protect yourself
- Check Sennheiser Momentum FAQ for tips for safest set-up
Can it snoop on me?
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
No personal information collected
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofing in November, 2018.
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.
Sennheiser has a bug bounty program.
Sennheiser's flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofingZack Whittaker
The software for Sennheiser's high-end headphones have a bizarre and potentially dangerous bug that makes users vulnerable to hackersInsider
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